News From Around The World Of Submarine Telecoms For The Week Of July 8-12

News from around the submarine telecoms industry.

Current Systems

ASC System Operating at 50% More Capacity, Says Vocus
Vocus says its ASC (Australian Singapore Cable) system is now operating with a total capacity of 60Tbps, 50% more than when it launched.

Data Centers

Sparkle Selects Djibouti Data Center as Its IP Hub in Africa
Sparkle has moved its Djibouti PoP into the Djibouti Data Center selecting it as Sparkle’s IP hub for its expansion to East and South Africa.

Future Systems

EllaLink, Mauritania Sign Connectivity Agreement
Mauritania and EllaLink announced the signature of a connectivity agreement to Mauritania via the EllaLink submarine cable system.

EIB Supports Extension of EllaLink Cable to Cape Verde
The European Investment Bank announced it will provide USD 25 million for construction of the EllaLink submarine cable to Cape Verde.

Coral Sea Cable Installation Commences
The Australian and Solomon Islands Governments has announced that the installation of the Coral Sea Cable will commence this weekend.

Chile to Study Transpacific Cable Connecting South America, Asia
Chile took a step toward building the first fiber cable connecting South America and Asia – which has piqued the interest of Huawei and NEC.